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Definition to rise again after failure, inactivity, or disuse

As a proper noun, Christians use The Resurrection to refer to their belief that Jesus arose from the dead three days after he was killed. In the major monotheistic religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) Resurrection is also used to refer to the rising of the dead on Judgment Day.
  • it produced a resurrection of hope
  • Many fans had given up on the team, but its resurrection began last fall when...
  • She hoped the role would resurrect her acting career.
  • Had enough nerve to tell them to come to church on Easter Sunday to celebrate his resurrection.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • resurrection = to rise again after failure
  • "Resurrection, eh?" he murmured. He laughed dryly to himself. We gathered around the dead one.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • resurrection = to rise again after inactivity
  • The Resurrection Stone slipped from between his numb fingers, and out of the corner of his eyes he saw his parents, Sirius, and Lupin vanish as he stepped forward into the firelight.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • resurrection = to rise again
  • Who does not feel his faith in a resurrection and immortality strengthened by hearing of this?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • What has handling my face got to do with the resurrection of this damsel?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Nico felt like a hundred skeletal butterflies were resurrecting in his stomach.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I visited the Resurrection Cemetery, passing through the large, ornate gates, and parked.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • It seemed as if there were a resurrection of his dead joy.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • I wasn't entirely sure of what his deal was, but he cared enough to help bring about the resurrection of a society headed for ruin.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • You resurrected a monster that will only kill to feed again.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Hazel hadn't felt anything like it since the cave in Alaska where Gaea had forced her to resurrect Porphyrion the giant king.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • But now, whatever she was—dead, undead, bizarrely resurrected—she was different.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Then your redemption did not come through his resurrection, but through your belief in a greater purpose.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • The other reason I made the cut is this: you just know that the resurrection pill has got to work.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Rieux was completely baffled by this "resurrection."
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • As for him that has died to-day, his morrow will be the resurrection morn.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Now, though, my mother had resurrected the question.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up

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